According to a report at the Beeville Police Department, the residents returned home from vacation on Oct. 3 to find that someone had been in their home.
The family found jewelry, a can of coins and a box of steaks missing from the residence.
The missing jewelry included necklaces and bracelets and earrings, all of which were gold and some of which had diamonds on them.
The can of coins contained about $25 in change, most of which was in quarters.
The box of steaks was worth about $60.
The victims told police that they found their back door open and possibly kicked in when they returned from their trip.
The responding officer said a shed also was located at the rear of the house but nothing appeared to be missing from that structure.
There was damage to the back door frame, suggesting that the burglar had kicked in the door.
The officer also found a black mark, probably left by the sole of a shoe.
Anyone who might have information about the incident that could lead to an arrest could qualify for a reward from the Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers organization.
Crime Stoppers tips may be reported by calling the organization’s hotline at 362-0206 or by calling toll-free to 877-362-0206.
Crime Stoppers also can be reached by e-mail at bdds.crimestoppersweb.com.
Witnesses who contact Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous.
Information also may be reported to the Beeville Police Department at 358-8100.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.